Witch hazel Inci: Hamamelis virginiana
Witch Hazel is an astringent extracted from the leaves and bark of the hamamelis tree. Added to this extract is ethyl alcohol (preservative)at approximately 15%
Witch hazel is known to be an excellent toner and has many useful benefits when added to skin preparations.
It is very gentle and is often used on bruises and has also been shown to posess styptic properties.
1. IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION & COMPANY.
Product name: Witch Hazel Distilled BPC/USP 24
Product code: 60107
Supplier: Soaposh Brooklyn, lower Downgate, Cornwall PL17 8LA Contact: 01579 370792
2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS.
Definition/Botanical Origin: A clear, colourless distillate prepared from recently cut and partially dried dormant twigs of Hamamelis virginiana to which 14 to 15% of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) is added.
H-No: 3301.9090 00 0 CAS No: 84696-19-5*; 64-17-5**
EINECS: 283-637-9*; 200-578-6**
INCI name: Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Twig Extract*, Alcohol. **
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION:
Concentrated product. Do not ingest. Observe good housekeeping procedures.
4. FIRST-AID MEASURES:
Inhalation: Remove from exposure site to fresh air. Keep at rest. Obtain medical attention.
Eye contact: Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 mins. Contact a doctor if symptoms persist.
Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothes. Wash thoroughly with soap & water, flush with plenty of water. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.
Ingestion: Rinse mouth out with water. Seek medical advice immediately.
Other: When assessing action take Risk & Safety Phrases into account (Section 15)5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES.
Extinguishing media Use CO2, Dry Powder or Foam type Extinguishers, spraying recommended: extinguishing media to base of flames. Do not use direct water jet on burning material.
Special measures: Avoid vapour inhalation. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not smoke. Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus & protective clothing.
Extinguishing procedures: Closed containers may build up pressure when exposed to heat and should be cooled with water spray.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES.
Personal precautions: Avoid inhalation & direct contact with skin & eyes. Use individual protective equipment (safety glasses, waterproof-boots, suitable protective clothing) in case of major spillages.
Environment precautions: Keep away from drains, soils, surface & groundwaters.
Cleaning up methods Remove all potential ignition sources. Contain spilled material. Cover for spillages: with an inert or non-combustible inorganic absorbent material, sweep up and remove to an approved disposal container. Observe state, federal & local disposal regulations.
7. HANDLING & STORAGE.
Precautions in handling: Apply good manufacturing practice & industrial hygiene practices, ensuring proper ventilation. Observe good personal hygiene, and do not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling.
Storage conditions: Store in tightly closed original container, in a cool, dry & ventilated area away from heat sources & protected from light. Keep air contact to a minimum.
Fire protection: Keep away from ignition sources & naked flames. Take precautions to avoid static discharges in working area.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION.
Respiratory protection: Avoid breathing product vapour. Apply local ventilation where possible.
Ventilation: Ensure good ventilation of working area.
Hand protection: Avoid all skin contact. Use chemically resistant gloves if required.
Eye protection: Use safety glasses.
Work/Hygiene practices: Wash hands with soap & water after handling.
9. PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES.
Appearance: Clear liquid
Tags: Witch Hazel